Ukrainian Folk Singing Workshop

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November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Center for Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies
FedEx Global Education Center
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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
Workshop instructor Iryna Voloshyna. Photo by Donn Young.

Voloshyna holding her traditional costume worn during performances. Photo by Donn Young.

This fun and interactive workshop will consist of a brief historical introduction to regional differences of Ukrainian vocal folk music and learning to sing songs of different genres (lyrical songs, ritual songs, Christmas carols) in a 3-part range. The workshop will culminate in a group performance.

The workshop will be led by Iryna Voloshyna, graduate student in the Department of American Studies’ folklore program and a member of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina. Voloshyna is a folklorist-practitioner and a trained musician and professional performer.  Voloshyna will be joined by her colleagues Brian Dolphin and Vaiva Aglinska, both members of the New York-based ensemble Ukrainian Village Voices (UVV).

This event coincides with the exhibition “Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting,” which highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms – vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting named after its place of origin). The exhibition explores Ukrainian culture through the lens of decorative folk art, delving into the history and cultural significance of traditions central to the lives of Ukrainian families both in North Carolina and Ukraine. The exhibition is on display in the FedEx Global Education Center through December 8, 2017.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is required. Please email to reserve your spot.

This event is supported by the UNC Provost Office Performing Arts Special Activities Funds, Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European studies, and UNC Global Relations.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center.

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